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    I have noticed a positive incline in my

    positivity in my posts lately. Which may mean I'm going to crash soon or it may mean I'm just generally happier. Not that my outlook on anything changed...Just less focused on it I suppose.
    NameIsMailbox NameIsMailbox 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    So i can official say i have never been

    so Depressed in my entire life I was told by my Social Worker that GPs are fighting over who has to take responsibility for me If i don't take support they will put me in a secure hospital or something as a Vulnerable Adult I mean knowing if i don't do what i am told i will...
    SophieSophLJ SophieSophLJ 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    I found a cure for depression.

    Play Metallica songs at very loud volumes. I felt like **** today. Played Metallica for about 2 hours and I feel great.
    Jackson2222 Jackson2222 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    You've been gone almost a month now.

    I just want to hear your voice so badly... It's killing me.
    terriblefixations terriblefixations 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    I've been battling depression

    for a very long time. Longer than I can ever remember. I never told my parents so I could never get anti-depressants. I almost succumbed to the pain a couple of times. The past couple of days I haven't been doing so well and my depression is getting worse. It's almost like I'm...
    yuki920 yuki920 13-15, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    My life is a swirling mix of emotions

    and personalities, battling for control of my mind, it's hectic and sometimes I just give up and just totally become an empty shell, living with severe depression and almost daily suicidal tendencies is tough but it's taught be one important thing that honestly everyone should...
    HatredIncarnated HatredIncarnated 13-15, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I feel great today, but sadly to me it's not a

    good thing. It just shows me that this is how I'd be without depression, without anger.. Normal. Normal me can get **** done and be a great person.. Why can't I feel like this everyday? My life would change so much and id actually be a decency to society. This **** sucks.
    akaShaun akaShaun 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 41 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    OK. I need help. I can't stop taking Ibuprofen.

    I was supoose to take 2 daily but I took 18 yesterday. I want my depression to stop. How do I stop depression?
    sievert sievert 13-15, F 5 Responses 30 mins ago

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    Being ******* depressed

    and having no one to talk to is the absolute worst. And anyone I try to, they don't get it and all give me the same, generic advice. Depression is not a random feeling you just get sometimes. Depression is a dark, ******* rainy cloud drowning you day by day and I am slowly...
    TheLadyYves TheLadyYves 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 18-21, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    Now my fiance thinks it is ok to look at other

    women nude with me around and it makes me feel as if im not good enophe what should i do
    BrokenHearted95 BrokenHearted95 18-21, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    my mom tells me to not be sad

    and to just be happy. but she just doesn't seem to get it. she doesn't understand what I go through. of course I want to be happy but I'm just not. I feel like I don't have any choice but to feel like this. sigh.
    Niceguy890 Niceguy890 26-30, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 93 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Downward Spiral...

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 16 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    It's slowly eating away at me.

    .. Acting like I'm fine when I'm not always okay.. The last week has been torture and I feel so alone and useless and just want to get my **** together and make things better
    Catho Catho 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 8 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    You work so hard, just to end up at home crying

    yourself to sleep; just remember you're trying. You are moving mountains that have plagued you since you were young, and you're trying so hard. Keep fighting, fight until you have won. Fight until you have found your way home, wherever that may be. Until the sun comes back...
    MissQueenB MissQueenB 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 8 Responses Mar 18, 2015

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    You can "rewire" your brain to be happy

    by simply recalling 3 things you're grateful for every day for 21 days. Psychmind *I would suggest writing them down.
    silverfox61 silverfox61 61-65, F 19 hrs ago

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    went and got a gym membership a few weeks ago.

    ....one of my friends inspired me to make a change, we've always been close cuz we're so much alike, battling with depression and anxiety so we help each other out. she went and got herself a membership so I worked up the nerve to go get myself one thanks to her..... really...
    ShysietheVampiric ShysietheVampiric 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    today has been crap I broke my glasses an feel

    so tired. it was the Last thing I need to just fall apart. I feel so unhappy. I miss my house my happy life
    SMcCL SMcCL 22-25, F 3 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    This is always the part of the cycle I hate.

    The tired part. It's the tired that sleep does not repair. I imagine if my brain was a mechanical organ made up of wheels, springs, and cogs, it would be an inconsistent motion of fast then slow, as though I am only wound for brief moments and even then it's a bit too tight...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 46-50, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    I hope you did and will have a good day.

    Please be positive and be kind to others. We'll never know what they're going through. I hope it gets better for you. Please see the beauty in life. Kick that negativity off! Conquer the trials and hardship! Tell this cruel life, " In your face you cruel life!!! Who's...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I have clear suicide plan,

    i already have the tools, prepared notes, and decided when im gunna do it. Im still finding reason why i should stop this but i really cant find one. People whom i know dont care that I've been living with mental illness, and i dont want them to know my suicide plan cos they're...
    kazzerino kazzerino 22-25, F 71 Responses Jul 9, 2015

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    It's real sad that I don't feel alone

    when I'm by myself, I feel more lonely when I'm surrounded by family. Like there is something wrong with me, I feel like a pariah in my own family. I just wanna be far away from here.
    lexxrodriguezz lexxrodriguezz 18-21, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    Whenever I have a breakdown in school they're

    pretty bad. Sometimes I'm not able to speak and I keep trembling and there are other times when I just can't stop crying. My teacher (well, she's more than that) always comes to help me through them. Now she's left the school because of a better job offer. I miss her...
    Almostmadeit Almostmadeit 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    just weighs on me so much he never stopped

    hurting me and honestly I need someone right now
    tyguy4life tyguy4life 18-21, M 16 hrs ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 22 Responses May 19, 2010

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 21 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 55 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    Been clinically depressed

    for over a decade, since my teenage years, just last year I was diagnosed as bipolar. Hate the way the meds make me feel tho. Eff the lithium. What else is there to make me not hate everything....
    LinzMarie612 LinzMarie612 26-30, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    It is well enough that people of the nation do

    not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning. -Henry Ford https://youtu.be/QPKKQnijnsM
    CynicalHippie CynicalHippie 18-21, M 21 hrs ago

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 24 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 22-25, F 11 Responses Mar 13, 2015

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    I don't know why I keep trying.

    Actually I do know- it's for him. But sometimes I wish he didn't have to put up with me. He didn't have to just settle for someone like me and all my bullshit and the weight I carry on my shoulders all the time. And tonight, when she betrayed me. Someone I have known and trusted...
    sickofthisw0rld sickofthisw0rld 18-21, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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